First and foremost, I’d like to start off by thanking the members of the Florence Twp. Fraternal order of Police for your steady support and commitment over the past eight years since our inception. During this time of continuing growth and progress we have made many achievements. I would like to personally take this time to thank past President James Ford for his leadership, guidance, and service. He has left behind a solid foundation for building upon. Jim has just recently been re-elected as the Recording Secretary on the New Jersey State Executive Board and continues to represent our lodge on the state level. Congratulations!
I would also like to welcome the new members of our executive board: Secretary Cpl. Nicole Bonilla and State Delegate Ptl. Anthony Cardone and congratulate them on their outstanding dedication towards contributing to this great organization.
As the newly elected president of Lodge #210, it is an honor and a privilege to stand alongside my fellow brothers and sisters as we enter the New Year with much to look forward to.
In light of recent events, it is crucial now more than ever that we support one another to resolve the tension that’s been threatening the lives and reputation of the law enforcement community. I took an oath to protect the citizens of Florence Township. I also took interest and became involved in the FOP because not only did I have an interest in protecting the community, but I also felt compelled to protect my fellow police officers- the men and women who sacrifice so much to the service of our community.
With that being said, I am honored to continue working with the men and women that serve Florence Township and look forward to the promising future of our organization.
Detective Chris Powell